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Universal Home Video’s Van Helsing sold more than 2.5 million combined DVD and VHS units during its first day on store shelves Tuesday, generating an estimated $50 million in gross consumer spending, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The Hugh Jackman actioner is on track to become the nation’s top-selling home video this week, with sales estimates to exceed 5 million combined DVD and VHS units.

Also new in stores Tuesday, Fox’s Garfield: The Movie, which cost about $50 million to make, sold more then 1.5 million combined DVD and VHS units during its first day.

Director Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow, which sold 2.6 million combined DVD and VHS units nationwide during its first day on retail shelves October 12, ended up moving an estimated 6 million combined units during the week ended Oct. 17, Fox said. The film generated an estimated $10.72 million in consumer rental spending.

Fahrenheit 9/11 was the nation’s No. 2 rental title during the same frame, generating an estimated $6.95 million for a 12-day haul of about $14.2 million.